senate Bill S8326A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the independent developmental disability ombudsman program

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 01, 2022 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1834
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 09, 2022 print number 8326a
May 09, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to finance
Mar 14, 2022 reported and committed to finance
Feb 14, 2022 referred to disabilities

Votes

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Jun 1, 2022 - Rules committee Vote

S8326A
21
0
committee
21
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 14, 2022 - Disabilities committee Vote

S8326
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Mar 14, 2022

Co-Sponsors

S8326 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9567
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §33.28, Ment Hyg L

S8326 - Summary

Establishes the independent developmental disability ombudsman program for the purpose of assisting individuals with developmental disabilities to ensure their access to services and preservation of their rights.

S8326 - Sponsor Memo

S8326 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8326
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 14, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. MANNION -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Disabilities
 
 AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing  the
   independent   intellectual   and  developmental  disability  ombudsman
   program
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section
 33.28 to read as follows:
 § 33.28 INDEPENDENT INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY  OMBUDSMAN
           PROGRAM.
   (A) THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED BY THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOP-
 MENTAL DISABILITIES THE INDEPENDENT INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISA-
 BILITY  OMBUDSMAN  PROGRAM FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSISTING INDIVIDUALS WITH
 INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES TO ENSURE  THEIR  ACCESS  TO
 SERVICES AND PRESERVATION OF THEIR RIGHTS.
   (B) SUCH OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING DUTIES, INCLUDING,
 BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
   1.  ESTABLISHING  A SERVICE DELIVERY STRUCTURE BASED IN NEW YORK STATE
 THAT INCLUDES A TOLL-FREE TELEPHONE HOTLINE, AN INTERACTIVE WEBSITE, AND
 AVAILABILITY OF IN-PERSON,  TELEPHONE  AND  EMAIL  ACCESS  TO  OMBUDSMAN
 PROGRAM STAFF OR VOLUNTEERS;
   2. IDENTIFYING, INVESTIGATING, REFERRING AND RESOLVING COMPLAINTS MADE
 BY,  OR  ON  BEHALF OF, INDIVIDUALS RELATIVE TO THEIR ACCESS TO SERVICES
 PROVIDED BY THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES OR THE
 CARE COORDINATION PROVIDED BY  HEALTH  HOMES  SERVING  INDIVIDUALS  WITH
 INTELLECTUAL  AND/OR  DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY
 OTHER PROVIDERS;
   3. PROVIDING ASSISTANCE FOR NAVIGATING AND COMPLETING PROCESSES,  SUCH
 AS  PAPERWORK  AND  DOCUMENTATION,  TO  ACCESS  SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE
 OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES OR  THE  CARE  COORDI-
 NATION  PROVIDED  BY  HEALTH HOMES SERVING INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL
 AND/OR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES TO INDIVIDUALS OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY
 OTHER PROVIDERS, AND/OR ANYONE SEEKING ASSISTANCE ON THEIR BEHALF;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S8326A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9567
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §33.28, Ment Hyg L

S8326A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the independent developmental disability ombudsman program for the purpose of assisting individuals with developmental disabilities to ensure their access to services and preservation of their rights.

S8326A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8326A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8326--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 14, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. MANNION, BROOKS, SALAZAR, SKOUFIS -- read twice and
   ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
   Disabilities  --  reported favorably from said committee and committed
   to the Committee on Finance --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN  ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing the
   independent developmental disability ombudsman program
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section
 33.28 to read as follows:
 § 33.28 INDEPENDENT DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM.
   (A) THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED BY THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOP-
 MENTAL DISABILITIES THE INDEPENDENT DEVELOPMENTAL  DISABILITY  OMBUDSMAN
 PROGRAM  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  ASSISTING INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL
 DISABILITIES TO ENSURE THEIR ACCESS  TO  SERVICES  AND  PRESERVATION  OF
 THEIR RIGHTS.
   (B) SUCH OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING DUTIES, INCLUDING,
 BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
   1.  ESTABLISHING  A SERVICE DELIVERY STRUCTURE BASED IN NEW YORK STATE
 THAT INCLUDES A TOLL-FREE TELEPHONE HOTLINE, AN INTERACTIVE WEBSITE, AND
 AVAILABILITY OF IN-PERSON,  TELEPHONE  AND  EMAIL  ACCESS  TO  OMBUDSMAN
 PROGRAM STAFF OR VOLUNTEERS;
   2. IDENTIFYING, INVESTIGATING, REFERRING AND RESOLVING COMPLAINTS MADE
 BY,  OR  ON  BEHALF OF, INDIVIDUALS RELATIVE TO THEIR ACCESS TO SERVICES
 PROVIDED BY THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES OR THE
 CARE COORDINATION PROVIDED BY  HEALTH  HOMES  SERVING  INDIVIDUALS  WITH
 DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY OTHER PROVIDERS;
   3.  PROVIDING ASSISTANCE FOR NAVIGATING AND COMPLETING PROCESSES, SUCH
 AS PAPERWORK AND DOCUMENTATION,  TO  ACCESS  SERVICES  PROVIDED  BY  THE
 OFFICE  FOR  PEOPLE  WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES OR THE CARE COORDI-
 NATION PROVIDED BY HEALTH HOMES SERVING INDIVIDUALS  WITH  DEVELOPMENTAL
 DISABILITIES  TO  INDIVIDUALS  OR  SERVICES PROVIDED BY OTHER PROVIDERS,
 AND/OR ANYONE SEEKING ASSISTANCE ON THEIR BEHALF;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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